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The tools that Bizvantage utilizes assist in the screening and employment process. These devices ensure that the right person is employed in the correct position. Psychometric tools measure the knowledge, ability, attitude of applicants. It also assesses and analyses personality characteristics. These are primarily carried out through questionnaires, tests and other assessment metrics.
The Herrmann Brain Dominance Instrument (HBDI) is a system claimed to measure and describe thinking preferences in people, developed by William "Ned" Herrmann while leading management education at General Electric's Crotonville facility. It is a type of cognitive style measurement.
The format of the instrument is a 120 question online test which claims to determine which of the model's four styles of thinking is a dominant preference. More than one style may be dominant at once in this model. For example, in Herrmann's presentation a person may be dominant in both analytical and sequential styles of thinking but be weaker in interpersonal or imaginative modes, though he asserts all people use all styles to varying degrees
The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) assessment is a psychometric questionnaire designed to measure psychological preferences in how people perceive the world and make decisions. These preferences were extrapolated from the typological theories originated by Carl Gustav Jung, as published in his 1921 book Psychological Types (English edition, 1923). The original developers of the personality inventory were Katharine Cook Briggs and her daughter, Isabel Briggs Myers. They began creating the indicator during World War II, believing that a knowledge of personality preferences would help women who were entering the industrial workforce for the first time identify the sort of war-time jobs where they would be "most comfortable and effective." The initial questionnaire grew into the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, which was first published in 1962. The MBTI focuses on normal populations and emphasizes the value of naturally occurring differences.
The MBTI instrument is called "the best-known and most trusted personality assessment tool available today" by its publisher, CPP (formerly Consulting Psychologists Press). CPP further calls the MBTI tool "the world's most widely used personality assessment", with as many as two million assessments administered annually.
DISC is the four quadrant behavioral model based on the work of William Moulton Marston Ph.D. (1893-1947) to examine the behavior of individuals in their environment or within a specific situation. It therefore focuses on the styles and preferences of such behavior.
Marston graduated from doctoral studies at Harvard, and author or co-author of five books. His works were showcased in Emotions of Normal People in 1928 among others.
This system of dimensions of observable behaviour has become known as the universal language of behavior. Research has found that characteristics of behavior can be grouped into these four major 'personality styles' and they tend to exhibit specific characteristics common to that particular style. All individuals possess all four, but what differs from one to another is the extent of each.
Having understood the differences between these blends makes it possible to integrate individual team members with less troubleshooting. In a typical team, there are varying degrees of compatibility, not just toward tasks but interpersonal relationships as well. However, when they are identified, energy can be spent on refining the results.
Each of these types has its own unique value to the team, ideal environment, general characteristics, what the individual is motivated by, and value to team.
Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP)
Neuro stands for nervous system and neurological responses. Language is the tool to describe and creates experience and meaning.
NLP is a proven technique that can effectively reduce learning time to 1/10th of conventional methods NLP skills help you make the other person feel comfortable and trust you. By learning to talk the way your customer thinks or talks, you truly become the one who "speaks my language". NLP skills are valuable for influencing anyone anywhere.